Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful

Roasted Beet Hummus – Vibrant, Versatile, Flavorful Roasted Beet Hummus – Yes, Please!

With winter-like days, leafless trees and a blanket of snow outside, I’m thrilled to have an indoor azalea plant bursting with vivid pink blooms. This year I’m especially drawn to all things bright and colorful—including food. Last week I shared pickled pink Daikon Carrot Pickles with you. Continue reading

Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles – Too Good Not to Share

Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles – Too Good Not to ShareLacto-Fermented Watermelon Radish,
Purple Daikon & Carrot Pickles

The most beautiful naturally fermented pickle I’ve ever seen. They start out gorgeous in the jar, purple and orange with strikingly pink centered watermelon radishes. As fermentation continues, all the vegetables turn shades of pink. We now have Pickled Pink Lacto-Fermented Daikon Carrot Pickles. Continue reading

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the Holidays

Persian Cucumber Yogurt – Mast-O Khiar Dressed for the HolidaysPersian Cucumber Yogurt as Appetizer, Side Dish, Light Meal

While looking through a magazine last week, a colorful dish of Persian Cucumber Yogurt known as Mast-O Khiar caught my eye. After a bit of research, I adjusted and combined a few recipes to create today’s refreshing, creamy, crunchy and flavorful take on this classic Continue reading

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to Perfect

Plum Apple Butter – Plum Near to PerfectWhen Life Gives You Plums . . . Make Plum Apple Butter

This is truly about the easiest jam to make. A bit of cooking softens the apples. A bit of spice enlivens the flavor. A quick purée before you cook the plums. Another purée and you have plum-near-to-perfect Plum Apple Butter. The plum-apple combination was inspired by a gift bag Continue reading

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks!

Fermentation Giveaway – Win Your Own Pickle Pipe Airlocks! Fermentation Giveaway and Recipe for Fermented Fig Lemon Jam

I recently introduced you to my favorite new fermentation tool, Pickle Pipe Airlocks. Today I have a surprise for you. The creative and hardworking folks at Masontops, the people who make pickle pipes, are offering a fermentation giveaway of a set of Wide-Mouth Pickle Pipes! Continue reading

Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles ♪♫• Kohlrabi, Oh Oh ♪♫•

Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles Naturally Fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles – Crisp and Bright

After brining with spices and water and left to ferment for 4-5 five days, you’ll have probiotic-rich and flavorful, naturally fermented Kohlrabi Carrot Pickles. These crisp and bright-tasting pickles add a welcome crunch when tossed into salads, layered in sandwiches, Continue reading

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili & Lime

Cilantro Mint Chutney with Chili and LimeCilantro Mint Chutney –
This Tart-Sweet & Spicy Condiment Makes the Meal

London, 1969. Eating lunch at Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant on Marylebone Lane, across the street from their cooking school, I enjoyed Cilantro Mint Chutney for the very first time. It came on a condiment stand with my order of “curry” for lunch. I thought it was mine to enjoy. Though Continue reading